Showing posts from April, 2019

The Devil's Own by K. A. Fox

Author K. A. Fox Title The Devil's Own Series Murphy's Law, Book #1 Genre urban fantasy, ya Number of pages 224 Published April 20th, 2019 by Acorn Publishing Received from Xpresso Book Tours Follow the tour Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚💚 💚 Cover 💛💛💛💛 Synopsis Delaney Murphy has always known she’s the Devil’s daughter. And although the title itself is a burden, she never expects to inherit all her father’s infernal abilities. When her newfound magic begins to poison the people closest to her, Laney must make a choice. To protect the world from the worst she can do, she leaves everyone she loves behind and builds a new life for herself, alone, in a place where she can control the urge to give in to the magic living within her. But when she recognizes a familiar pattern in a string of murders, Laney leaves her peaceful, isolated life behind and goes on the hunt, unleashing a threat she never dreamed possible. Confronting this menacing specter coul

Reading Diary: What I Want to Read Next

Last year I started like bazillion series and not finished ANY *facepalm*. This year I'm doing a lot better. :) Not sure if it has to do with the books I'm reading or just different mindset. (I'm worked a lot on falling in love with reading again...). I really, really, really want to finish Shades of Magic series. I'm currently on book #2 and loving it so much. The start was a bit slow and I thought I'm not going to like, but after like 50 pages I was totally in. :) However, I can't speed read it. It special and I'm savoring every page. :)  The Raven cycle  is one those all-time favorite series, where I read and lover the first book, but never continued on... And the end of the last year I got the entire series as a gift and I'm currently starting to read book #3 Blue Lily, Lily Blue . The series is just getting better with each book. 😍 I loved The Dream Thieves, there was a lot about Ronan and I looove Ronan, there is something about him...💚

Lead the Way by Brittany Carter

Author Brittany Carter Title Lead the Way  Genre contemporary, NA, romance Number of pages 243 Published April 22nd, 2019 by Swoon Romance Received from Xpresso Book Tours Follow the Tour Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛 Synopsis Fresh off the high of college graduation, Melody James is back in her Podunk town. She needs a job, but first, she’ll spend a lazy summer with no agenda at all. But life’s got other plans for Melody, ones she’d sooner ignore. When the next-door neighbor passes away, his son returns home to take care of his affairs. Thane Cohen hasn’t been home in ten years. The last time he was, someone accused him of murdering Melody’s parents. Now, after major efforts to recover his self-worth and start a construction company, Thane wonders if enough time has passed for him to clear his once good name. At the time of the murders, Melody was the only person who didn’t believe Thane was responsible. But how could she even suggest otherwise when

Kill Code by Clive Fleury

Author Clive Fleury Title Kill Code Genre dystopia, sci-fi Number of pages 220 Published December 5th, 2018 by TCK Publishing Received from Author Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛💛 Synopsis WHEN THE OCEANS RISE...THE TRUTH DROWNS It's the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun's heat is deadly and the ocean rises higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can't survive for long. Hogan Duran was a good man once. He was a cop, forced to resign in disgrace when he couldn't save his partner from a bullet. Now Hogan lives on the fraying edges of society, serving cruel masters and scavenging trash dumps just to survive. But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets a chance to get back on his feet. He's invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the ric

Guest Post by Kimberly Johnson

Governor Sarah Palin, Book Reviewing, and Becoming an Author I started my first blog about fifteen years ago and I wrote about whatever interested me, which included books.   To my great surprise, the authors showed up and started commenting and thanking me.   So, I started trying to do more reviews because I was also learning a lot from them.   This was before Facebook and Twitter became all the rage.   We got a lot more traffic in the blogosphere.   People hopped and commented more.   Now, a blog needs to be very focused and people save their chattiness for faster social media sites, it seems. Interestingly, I got a huge, unintentional boost in visitors from Sarah Palin, former governor of my home state of Alaska when she was named John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election.   First, I spewed coffee all over my computer screen on hearing the news.   Of course, I posted about it, ‘cause, hey, I was an Alaskan!   Then, I watched as thousands of new vis

Newblood & Ice Princess by Kimber Li

Author Kimber Li Title Newblood & the Ice Princess Series Tales of the Elven Princess Book 1 Genre fantasy, ya Number of pages 222 Published January 12th, 2019 Received from the Author Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛 Synopsis Ophelia longs to be free, free of Diabetes, free to attend the college of her choice, free of her monstrous ex-boyfriend. Gaining that freedom comes at a terrible cost, for Alaska isn't called 'the last great place to hide' for nothing. Other than human renegades, an array of creatures hide among the blinding white snow. Bear-shifters. Vampires. Elves of the Borean Realm. Adrian's the new guy in school. He faked his identity to get close to Ophelia, knowing the same monsters who took his sister would try to take her too. He knows better than to get too close, but he has no idea her exceptional senses make that effort futile. Or that only she possesses the power needed to defeat the Newbloods and save her species fr

Captain Hook by Ellwyn Autumn

Author Ellwin Autumn Title Captain Hook Genre childrens, fairytale retelling Number of pages 72 Published February 5th, 2019 by Angel Kiss Publication Received from the Author Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛 I liked reading about Peter Pan, I was and still am a bit fan of fairytales and especially fairytale retellings. I love to read about villains and their motivations, why are they bad why the do what they do, there is usually a lot more to the story and I love to read about it... David J. Locke decided to be a journalist after hearing an interesting lead about Captain Hook. He sails the sees in hopes of meeting him and befriends a captain on the way. It turns out there is more to the story of Peter Pan than it seems. :) I enjoyed reading Captain Hook, it's written in a very lovely style, the kind you just have smile whilst reading and I liked reading about Hook story, I only wish it was way longer- :) Happy reading, Anie @anie_1027  

Alien Minds by Christina Bauer

Author Christina Bauer Title Alien Minds Series Dimension Drift #1 Genre Sci-Fi, YA Number of pages 350 Published April 23rd, 2019 by Monster House Books Received from Xpresso Book Tours Follow the Tour Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛💛 Synopsis DIVERGENT meets OCEAN’S EIGHT in this urban fantasy heist! On my seventeenth birthday, I wake up in the hospital to find I just survived a sketchy but terrible accident. My parents stand by my bedside—both are beautiful, wealthy, and super-nice. They tell me that once I leave the hospital, I’ll attend the prestigious ECHO Academy, where I’ll churn out equations for the government along with my mega-smart peers. So, I’m living the perfect life. Then why does everything feel all wrong? My parents, my house and even ECHO Academy…none of it fits. Plus, what’s up with Thorne, my brooding yet yummy classmate who keeps telling me I need to remember my true past, which seems to have included a lot of us kissing? Tha

Vermilion Lies by L. D. Rose

Author L. D. Rose Title Vermilion Lies Series The Order of the Senary #3 Published April 17th, 2019 by Soul Mate Publishing Number of pages 306 Genre dystopia, paranormal, romance, vampires Goodreads Amazon Received from Social Butterfly PR Rating 💚💚💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛 Synopsis Wherever Dax Knight sets foot, hell is bound to freeze over. As a mercenary for the Order of the Senary, Dax departs for New England to assist his comrades in battling the vampire forces threatening to consume the Northeast. The last thing he expects to find is a gorgeous vampiress who surrenders to him entirely. Ensnared by her allure, their intense attraction ignites, and he discovers she isn’t what she seems. Cindel Konstantinov has been on the run since she escaped her sire’s possession, trading one life of abuse and imprisonment for another. As her hope for freedom wanes, she encounters one of the infamous Knights, and his dangerous appeal is undeniable. After a life-altering moment of

Advetures in Amarant by J. D. Bowens

Author J. D. Bowens Title Adventures in Amarant: Short Story Collection Vol 1 Genre high-fantasy, magic Number of pages 64 Published February 8th, 2019 Amazon Goodreads Received from Author I used to dislike short stories, like a lot.:) But lately, I really started to appreciate & love'em. They not better than full novel, or worse, just different way to tell a story, like seeing little snippets of the worlds. :) Adventures in Amarant follow four brothers as they travel the continent. They accept jobs, to earn money and simple jobs turn out into full-on adventures. :) It's a collection of three stories (prequel to series):  A Journey Through the Shadows, where two of the brother - Consus and Kyran follow the old priestess, on her way to the city, but the job complicates when they are chased by the soldiers. They hide in the network of caves and soon discover why former residents left the dwelling.:) The Rat, The Raven and The Crow where Ewan and Altin

Blaize and the Maven by Ellen M. Bard

Title Blaize and the Maven Author Ellen M. Bard Genre fantasy Published October 2015 Number of pages 304 Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛 Received from Author The story starts with Blaize awaiting her Chakra Trial, Manipura. After she passes, she is sent to train with Maven her second energy.  I like the magical system - chakra energy used and the way they use it. It's something I haven't read about yet, very unique and interesting.  I like the premise of the story and the plotline. My least favorite part was the start. Sometimes I like it when books start in the middle of the action, but sometimes, like in this case, it threw me off a bit. I had trouble connecting and caring for Blaize. However, the story gets lots better as the chapters move on. And I ended up liking it. :)  Happy reading, Anie @anie_1027  

Quests and Quandaries by Alda Yuan

Author Alda Yuan Title  Quests and Quandaries Series The Floating Isles #1 Genre high-fantasy Published December 2018   Goodreads Amazon Received from Author It's one of those books, that is pure bliss to read. Quests and Quandaries is set in a fantasy world and we follow a very special princess. She never goes through the royal event without causing trouble, she is stubborn, strong-willed, very independent and one of my favorite characters. :) She doesn't do anything is supposed to do. Her parents force her to go on a quest to The Floating Isles, to retrieve an item, the same kind of quest her father had to partake, and even curse her to force her to go. Rahni reluctantly agrees- she has no choice. It's the start of a wonderful adventure, where nothing is what it seems. :) The book is full of action, adventure and LOL moments. :) I love the characters in the story, especially the princess, she has spunk. :) Highly recommend it! Happy reading, Anie @

Off the Grid by Kay Marie

Author Kay Marie Title Off the Grid Series To Catch a Thief #3 Genre romance Number of pages 204 Published April 8th, 2019 Goodreads Amazon Rating 💚💚💚💚💚 Cover 💛💛💛 Received from Author Synopsis One part Pride and Prejudice . One part Romancing the Stone . All the feels. Don't miss this laugh-out-loud, action-packed romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie. Agent Leo Alvarez is on his way to Hawaii when his partner calls in a favor--the mob is after a pastry chef in NYC, and he's the only one who can get to her in time. With his dreams of Mai Tais and sandy shores ruined, Leo rushes to her rescue. But when he arrives at her apartment, he's greeted by an upturned nose and an icy blue stare. This damsel in distress doesn't need saving. Good thing he's a retired marine who never backs down without a fight. After a childhood racked by scandal, McKenzie Harper has learned